Thomas Girke | 9 Jan 21:59 2013

Bioinformatics Position Opening

Dear List,

Below is an announcement for a Ph.D. level bioinformatics position at
UCR. It is a long-term position with a competitive salary in a vibrant
research environment with cutting edge high-performance compute and
genomics facilities. Application instructions are given in the
announcement. Potential candidates are welcome to email me their
questions about this position directly, e.g.  prior or after submitting
a formal application. 



Thomas Girke
Associate Professor of Bioinformatics
Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB)
1207F Genomics Building
University of California
Riverside, CA 92521

E-mail: thomas.girke <at>
Ph: 951-905-5232
Fax: 951-827-5155


The Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) at the University of
California, Riverside is seeking a Ph.D. level bioinformatician to
manage its bioinformatics research activities and computing facility.  

Bioinformatics Facility Director. Salary will be competitive and
commensurate with accomplishments.

University of California, Riverside. 

Successful candidates will join an innovative and multidisciplinary
Institute for Integrative Genome Biology (IIGB) that connects
theoretical and experimental researchers from different departments in
Life, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Medicine, Engineering and
various campus based Centers. The IIGB is organized around a 10,000
sq.ft. suite of Instrumentation Facilities that serve as a centralized,
shared-use resource for faculty, staff and students, offering advanced
tools in bioinformatics, microscopy, proteomics and genomics. Its
bioinformatic component is equipped with an extensive high-performance
compute (HPC) infrastructure. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. from a recognized university in
bioinformatics; or combined degrees in computer science and a biological
science; or a degree in either computer science combined with relevant
experience in biological science; or a degree in a biological science
combined with relevant experience in computer science. The successful
candidate will have at least 2 years of professional hands-on experience
with next generation sequence data analysis, scientific data programming
and high-performance computing. A strong publication record of
bioinformatics research in collaboration with experimental biologists is
expected. Another requirement is several years of professional
experience with common programming languages/environments. This includes
at least one statistical programming environment (preferentially R), one
or more general-purpose scripting languages (e.g. Python, Perl or Ruby),
experience with web development frameworks and relational database
design. Several years of computational research experience using HPC
systems will be beneficial.  The incumbent should also have experience
with the analysis of modern biological data sets, such as microarrays,
next generation sequence data (e.g. genotyping, RNA profiling, de novo
assemblies), phylogenetics and/or molecular dynamics simulations.

The Bioinformatics Facility Director manages IIGB's computational
infrastructure jointly with its bioinformatics staff, including an
HPC/Linux systems administrator, one or more programmers and students
workers. The incumbent will be required to provide data analysis support
to collaborative research activities and make available findings through
presentations and contribute as team member to scientific publications
as well as participate in the preparation of joint grant applications
and reports. The teaching expectations include the development of a
state-of-the-art workshop program on large-scale data analysis and
programming. Participation in collaborative equipment grants will be
another core responsibility to secure future growth of the facility’s
computing resources. 

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Interested individuals should: (1) submit a curriculum vitae, (2)
provide a statement of research interests, and (3) arrange to have three
letters of reference sent on their behalf. All information should be
emailed to: thomas.girke <at>


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